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Sep 4, 2015

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CMU / Tepper Recommendation Questions 2015-2016

The Carnegie Mellon University online MBA application is now live for the 2015-2016 admissions season, meaning that the Tepper MBA recommendation questions are available for CMU MBA applicants and their recommenders. The Tepper MBA recommendation is a relatively brief one. Following an inquiry about the recommender’s contact information and whether he or she is a CMU alum, the admissions committee poses a contextual question and asks recommenders to summarize the strength of their recommen... Read more »

Sep 4, 2015

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No Universal “Right Time to Come” to HBS, Admissions Director Says

With less than a week to go before Harvard Business School (HBS)’s Round 1 deadline, lots of anxious applicants are fretting over how their candidacy will stack up against the competition. Cognizant of this fact, HBS Managing Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Dee Leopold yesterday shared some interesting details about recent incoming classes as food for thought. On her Direct from the Director Blog, Leopold published a “years from college” histogram, revealing that the mode (the value tha... Read more »

Sep 4, 2015

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21 Days to Go: London Business School MBA Round 1 Deadline

Attention all applicants, the London Business School Round 1 Deadline of September 25, 2015 is just three weeks away! (Note: All application deadlines are 17:00 UK time.) Need help with your application? Clear Admit has all the news, resources, and advice to make sure your application is as strong as possible! Start with the London Business School profile page as this page includes resources such as: 1. Our detailed Essay Topic Analysis, which is great if you are just beginning to tackle your es... Read more »

Sep 3, 2015

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London Business School Recommendation Questions 2015-2016

The London Business School online application is live for the 2015-2016 season, meaning that the LBS MBA recommendation questions are now available for recommenders. The LBS MBA adcom offers recommenders ample room to comment on a series of recommendation questions, and asks them to rate the applicant on a scale of 1 to 5. The LBS MBA recommendation questions are as follows: After providing their basic contact information, recommenders are asked to respond to a series of brief essay questions ab... Read more »

Sep 3, 2015

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UCLA Anderson MBA Admissions Interview: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Skype

The following UCLA Anderson MBA Admissions interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant who has been accepted to and decided to enroll at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Congratulations to them! The MBA section would be incomplete, if I do not share the interview experience of the school, which I ultimately decided to join. I distinctly remember Anderson’s application primarily because of the tricky essay question – “3 defining principles- Share ... Read more »

Sep 3, 2015

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Tuck Tops Forty Percent Women for First Time Ever

Gender equity in top MBA programs—which seemed like a nearly impossible feat just a few short years ago—is looking more and more like a wholly attainable goal. Leading business school after leading business school has been proudly announcing record percentages of women in their incoming classes this past month. The latest: Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Management. In a letter to the Tuck community on Tuesday, freshly-minted Dean Matthew Slaughter shared that Tuck tops 40 percent women in its incomi... Read more »

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    The MBA Essay: Back to Basics

    We often stress that, to present oneself effectively in one’s application essays, it is critical to think carefully about what a given question is asking and what this might indicate about a specifi

    London Business School 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

    Following up on the recent release of the 2015-2016 LBS MBA essay topics, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants targeting London Business School this admissions season. The London Business

    Oxford / Saïd 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

    Following up on the release of the Oxford MBA essays for 2015-2016, we wanted to offer some pointers to applicants targeting Saïd Business School this admissions season. The Oxford MBA adcom has over

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    Interviews

    UCLA Anderson MBA Admissions Interview: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Skype

    The following UCLA Anderson MBA Admissions interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by a Round 1 applicant who has been accepted to and decided to enroll at the UCLA Anderson School of Manage

    Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Report: Early Decision / Alum / Off campus

    The following Columbia MBA Admissions interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by an Early Decision applicant who has been accepted Columbia Business School. Congratulations to them! This websi

    MBA Interview Jitters? Don’t Miss Clear Admit’s Latest Interview Guides

    We know. The interview can be one of the most nerve-wracking components of the entire MBA application process. But it doesn’t have to be. Clear Admit’s in-depth Interview Guide Series provides exp

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    Careers and Financial Aid

    Financing Your MBA, Part V

    While loans are a necessary fact of life for many MBA students, it pays to investigate the full range of scholarship, fellowship and other programs that can provide additional means of financing your

    Financing Your MBA, Part IV

    In our previous post on financing your MBA, we covered loan programs for MBA students from the United States. Today, we’ll take a look at loans through the lens of international students, who face s

    Financing Your MBA, Part III

    Moving right along in our multi-part series on financing your MBA, we’ll take a look today at some of the options prospective MBA students have for obtaining loans to finance their time at business

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